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Memory Time

Parmigiani Fleurier

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Parmigiani Fleurier was founded in 1996 by Michel Parmigiani with the support of the illustrious Sandoz Family Foundation. Parmigiani ventured into horology at an interesting time, circa the 1970s, amidst the Quartz crisis. His workshop was predominantly focused on the restoration of antique and vintage timepieces, word spread rather quickly and he was entrusted with restoring some of the most notable objets d’art such as the Breguet Pendule Sympathique. Fleurier was a municipality in the district of Val-de-Travers in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.  

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Parmigiani Fleurier was founded in 1996 by Michel Parmigiani with the support of the illustrious Sandoz Family Foundation. Parmigiani ventured into horology at an interesting time, circa the 1970s, amidst the Quartz crisis. His workshop was predominantly focused on the restoration of antique and vintage timepieces, word spread rather quickly and he was entrusted with restoring some of the most notable objets d’art such as the Breguet Pendule Sympathique. Fleurier was a municipality in the district of Val-de-Travers in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.  

In his quest for perfection, Parmigiani ended up vertically integrating his production capacities through the form of acquisitions, which placed the brand in a unique position. 

This Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Memory Time was originally introduced in 1996 and is believed to be the first wristwatch made by the brand. The modestly sized 36mm Memory Time encapsulates what the brands raison d’être. This reference laid the foundation of the Toric collection, the unique stepped coin-edge bezel, and javelin-style hands were used across the collection irrespective of the complication. The overall nature of this particular reference oozes elegance and simplicity. The aperture found at 12 o’clock is used for the jump hour GMT complication and showcases Michel’s mechanical ingenuity. The dial mimics the coin-edge bezel to a certain degree through the use of alternative finishes and the brushed yellow gold chapter ring used for the Roman numerals. Leaving no stone unturned, the fluted crown with sapphire cabochon adds an additional element of refinement when glanced from a side profile. 

This yellow gold 36mm Memory Time is powered by calibre PF132, the movement has been completely redecorated and features a rotor that matches the barleycorn pattern found on the dial. At the base of calibre PF132 is a Lemania 8813 ébauche, which is capable of delivering a 40h power reserve.

Brand: Parmigiani Fleurier
Model: Memory Time
Movement: PF132
Case Diameter: 36mm
Year: NA
Box & Papers: Watch Only. 

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Brands: Parmigiani Fleurier
Size: 36 – 38mm

Parmigiani Fleurier was founded in 1996 by Michel Parmigiani with the support of the illustrious Sandoz Family Foundation. Parmigiani ventured into horology at an interesting time, circa the 1970s, amidst the Quartz crisis. His workshop was predominantly focused on the restoration of antique and vintage timepieces, word spread rather quickly and he was entrusted with restoring some of the most notable objets d’art such as the Breguet Pendule Sympathique. Fleurier was a municipality in the district of Val-de-Travers in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.  

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